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Dr Julie Garlen


Professor, Carleton University, United States



Julie C. Garlen (she/her) is a critical cultural theorist of childhood and curriculum and Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University. Previously, she worked in the U.S. South as an elementary school teacher and an early childhood teacher educator.



Garlen, J.C. (2021). The end of innocence: Childhood and schooling for a post-pandemic world. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 15(2), 21-39.

Garlen, J.C., Chang-Kredl, S., Farley, L., & Sonu, D. (2021). Childhood innocence and experience: Memory, discourse, and practice. Children & Society, 35 (5), 648–662.

Garlen, J.C. (2019). Interrogating innocence: “Childhood” as exclusionary social practice. Childhood, 26(1), 54–67.


Early childhood education, curriculum theory, childhood, cultural studies
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